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Lego Duplo Fire Chief

Submitted by on August 20, 2010 – 7:29 pmNo Comment

It’s simple enough for little kids to be able to assemble, and who doesn’t love a fire engine?

Buy online at Boots

Price £6.50

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Initial thoughts: This is a fairly robust 4×4 style fire engine for kids aged 1-5 that comes in six pieces and includes a fire chief to drive the engine. It’s simple enough for a three year old to assemble without adult help, and Flea was delighted with it.

We liked: once assembled, you have a cute little fire engine and it even has suspension! The rugged little 4×4 effortlessly scales duvet mountains and even managed a few trips down the stairs intact. It’s got great play value, because you can switch things around and put it together in different ways. Of course, this is Duplo so compatible with Lego’s other products, and Flea has loved mixing this with her existing Duplo bricks and accessories.

We weren’t keen: The flame attachment got lost within a week. I’m not sure what it added to the toy, anyway – should a fire engine be on fire? This scenario did NOT encourage positive play.

Overall: A great value present for 2-5 year olds, just challenging enough for little fingers and perfect for fire engine fans.

[Sally, Who’s the Mummy]

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